Rolex Submariner vintage watches
Rolex Submariner vintage watches
Rolex Submariner Ref. 1680
Rolex Submariner Ref. 1680
Rolex Submariner Ref. 1680
Rolex Submariner Ref. 1680
Rolex Submariner Ref. 1680
Rolex Submariner Ref. 1680

Rolex Submariner Ref. 1680

SOLD

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CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY & APPRAISAL
1 YEAR MECHANICAL WARRANTY


FROM THE CURATOR

While now synonymous with the date function, the convenient complication wasn’t introduced into the Submariner until 1969. It was this reference, the 1680, that proved the success of the new vision of Rolex’s champion sports watch.

This piece, which dates to 1978, is a great example of the reference. From its old-world Oyster case (examine the listing photos to admire the chamfers on each lug), to its tritium pearl and brushed silver date wheel, it’s lovely in its detail.

It’s original dial was damaged (likely in the late 70’s or early 80’s) but luckily, Rolex used a beautiful matte service dial, which has developed a lovely eggshell patina. It’s important to note that the single difference between these particular service dials and the watches originals are the open 6’s in the depth rating.

It has been a pleasure owning this 1680 and, if you’d like to see it on the wrist, enjoy this video.

And of course, it comes complete with a certificate of authenticity and appraisal and is shipped carefully and fully insured via UPS expedited service.


ABOUT THE BRAND

Rolex is arguably the most famous brand in the world when it comes to luxury timepieces. Their brand equity is through the roof, and you’d be hard pressed to find another luxury watchmaker who can make watch geeks and non-geeks alike incredibly stoked. Their quality is second to none, and it makes sense that until this day, when someone thinks about James Bond, Magnum P.I. or Glengarry Glen Ross, they think of Rolex.


NUTS + BOLTS

Maker: Rolex
Model: Submariner Ref. 1680
Year: 1978
Case Diameter: 40 millimeters
Lug Width: 20 millimeters
Case Material: Stainless steel
Case condition: Great condition, no significant nicks or scratches.
Dial Condition: Great condition, no damage
Movement: Automatic Winding


TRADES + PAYMENTS

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T&H GUARANTEE

Each of our watches, from mid 20th century Omega’s to contemporary pieces from F.P. Journe, are accompanied by documentation of authenticity and appraisal. They’re also backed by our one year warranty, though we do expect careful treatment of all watches and do not cover damage inflicted post sale.

RETURNS

Clients are given a five day grace period after sale to return their wristwatches, no questions asked. All returned wristwatches that have been shipped and received must be returned in the same condition as when they were sold. Theo & Harris is happy to arrange return shipment upon request. Once received, Theo & Harris has 3 days to issue a refund, minus an 8% restocking fee.

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